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Munawar Zarif's Urdu webstie
Munawar Zarif's Urdu website
Munawar Zarif
Comedian, Hero, Singer
First film: Dandian (Punjabi - 1961)
Last film: Lahu de rishte (Punjabi - 1980)
Munawar Zarif was the all time greatest ever comedian/hero in Pakistani films (60s & 70s). He started his film career from a Punjabi film Dandian in 1961 and got breakthrough from film Hath Jori in 1964. After a marvelous film career as a top comedian, he became film hero - first as side-hero in Pardey mein rehne do and then in the title roles and hero in the same year 1973 in Banarsi Thugg and Jeera Blade. He appeared in more than 300 films in just 16 years from 1961-76. Here are some of his very famous films in different roles: Munawar Zarif was born in Gujranwala on February 2, 1940 and died in the age of just 36 years by heart attack on April 29, 1976. He was younger brother of 50s great comedian Zarif (Mohammad Siddiq). His son Fiasal Munawar Zarif was introduced as hero in two films in the 90s with Puttar Munawar Zarif da and Putter Jeerey Blade da, but he failed. Munir and Rasheed Zarif were his other brothers. His youngest brother Majeed Zarif is still in film industry as comedian/co-actor.

Realted links:

» Munawar Zarif's film songs
» Munawar Zarif in Urdu

  Nirala
Comedian
First film: Aur bhi gham hain (Urdu - 1960)
Last film: Chouron ka Badshah (Urdu - 1988)
60s famous comedians in Urdu films. He appeared in Arman, Saperan, Mere Lal, Dil ne tujhe maan liya, Mr.X, Naseeb apna apna, Chhoti Behan, Choron ka badsha, Hamdono (Deeba, Kamal), Neend hamari khowab tumhare, Surayya Bhopali...

  Razia
Comedian
First film: Taj aur Talwaar (Urdu - 1961)
Last film: Tange Wali (Urdu - 1981)
Chooriayan, Mera Mahi, Bhariya Mela, Chan Makhnaa, Sajjan Pyara, Jind Jan, Duniya Maglab di, Dilla de soude, Jantar Main...

  ChunChun
Comedian
First film: ?
Last film: ?
Mouj Mela, Daachi, Tees Mar Khan, Do Pattar Anaran de, Babul da Wehra...

  Shahida
Comedian
First film: ?
Last film: ?
Mukhra Chan warga, Maa Puttar, Insan aur Admi,

  Farhi
Comedian
First film: ?
Last film: ?
Heer Ranjha, Tere ishq nachaya...

  Subhash Dutta
Comedian
First film: Chanda (Urdu - 1962)
Last film: ?
He was a famous comedian in the films made in ex-East Pakistan. Other films Talash (1963), Paisay and Milan (1964), Kajal, Sagar, Kaisey kahoon and Akhri station(1965) Phir milaingay ham dono (1966) and Chalo Mangaey (1970).

  Dear Asgher
Comedian
First film Chakori (Urdu - 1967)
Last film: ?
Other films: Chotey Saheb (1967), Tum mere ho, Chand aur Chandni, Malan and Jugnu (1968).

  Khalifa Nazir Khalifa Nazir
Comedian, Hero, Producer
First film: Khoon ki pyas (Urdu - 1963)
Last film: Be-taab (1991)
Khalifa Nazir had a very natural style to create comedy. He appeared in approximately 150 films - mostly in Punjabi films as villain comedian. He always played as a member of the villain party and had a tussle with hero comedians mostly with Munawar Zarif or Rangeela for Razia or Shahida and it was a great entertainment for film fans. Jagg Beeti, Roti, Mukhra Chann Warga, Jind Jan, Dia aur Toofan, Zamindar, Anwara, Asghara, Puttar da pyar and Maa Puttar were some of his famous films in these kind roles. He also tried to become hero in film Mastana (1973) and wished as the lyric of this song, which was picturized on him koi filmon ka hero bana de, to phir mera kaam dekhna.... Unfortunately, no body asked him to do it. In the 80s he was seen in few Nanha-Ali Ejaz films, Bau Jee was a famous film.
Khalifa Nazir died on April 26, 2005 at the age of 61. He represented Pakistan film industry in many meetings with ministers. He was brother of producer and director Khalifa Saeed Ahmad, who became famous from a super hit film Anwara.

Realted links:
» Khalifa Nazir's Urdu website

  Albela
Comedian, hero, singer
First film: Rishta (Punjabi - 1963)
Last film: ?
Albela had a long film career as comedian but he did not succeed on silver screen. He was more popular as stage actor. He had only one film "Wardatia" (1991) in main role and some of his other films are Badnam, Yaar Maar, Ishq nachawe gali gali, Allah Ditta, Siren, International Luttairey, Majhoo, Abdullah The Great, Hero, Khandan...
Albela sung two comedy songs in films:
- Kali meri Pagg te Gulabi Shalwar jee.." - with Masood Rana, film "Allah Ditta" (1988)
- Ik wadh geya hor zanana Sheikh Javed warga.." - with A. Nayyar, Javed Sheikh, film "Siren"
Haji Akhtar Hussain Albela was born at Gojra and died at the age of 63 on July 17, 2004.

  Irfan Khoost
Comedian, hero, producer
First film: Wah bhei wah (Urdu - 1964)
Irfan Khoost was superhit artist after his performance in famous TV-play, "Andhera Ujala" as "Direct Hawaldar", but unfortunately, he never succeed in films...
Other films: Sajjan Beli (1970), Nadra (1974), Direct Hawaldar (1985), Nazdeekian (1986) and Chan mahi and Qasam munney kee (1987).

  Malik Anokha
Comedian
First film: Aisa bhi hota hay (Urdu - 1965)
Malik Anokha is a senior stage comedian, now a days he is also busy in TV dramas. He knows many language and acted in mostly Sindhi films in his career. He belongs to Mir Pur Khas, Sindh. Dubai Chalo was his hit TV drama in late 70's.
Other films Chori Chupay (1965), Shehro feroze (1968), Munjho Piar pukarey (1974), Badal ain barsat, Rut ja rishta, Dharti lahe kunwar, Dharti dilwaran ji (1975), Aj ta bhakar payon (1976), Hazir saien (1977), Umeed (1983), Hakim Khan (1986), Toofan (1987), Dushman and Mahran ja moti (1988), Beus (1989) and Meeran Jamali (1990).

  Chakram
Comedian
First film: Yaaran naal baharan (Punjabi - 1966)
Mohabbat aur Mehngai, Tere mere sapney, Pyar karn toon nain darna

 
Nanha's Urdu webstie
Nanha's Urdu website
Nanha
Comedian, Hero, Producer
First film: Watan ka sipahi (Urdu - 1966)
Last film: Pasoori Badshah (Punjabi - 1991)
One of the all time best comedian in Pakistan. He was a bank employee when he entered to the show biz world, first on Lahore TV then in his first film Wattan ka Sipahi in 1966. He worked hard in the first decade of his film career and got breakthrough from film Noukar in 1975. He was hero in film Tehka Pehlwan in 1979 and same year his film Dubai Chalo was super hit on box office. His pair with Ali Ejaz was popular since film Insaniyat in 1967. Despite the dominance of Sultan Rahi and his action films Nanha-Ali jaz pair gained lot of popularity as hero/comedian pair in the first half of 80s. His film Sala Sahib as title role ran more than 300 weeks in Lahore.
Nanha committed suicide on June 2, 1986 after a failure of his one-way love affair with dancer Nazli.
Filmography of Nanha as hero:
No.
Year
Films Language Actors
1
1979
Tehka Pehlwan Punjabi Musarrat Shaheen, Nanha, Bahar
2
1979
Dubai Chalo Punjabi Mumtaz, Ali Ejaz, Nanha, Durdana Rehman, Naghma, Allauddin, Qavi
3
1980
Sohra te Jawai Punjabi Mumtaz, Ali Ejaz, Nanha, Durdana Rehman, Tamann, Shujaat Hashmi, Ilyas
4
1980
Wadda Thanedar Punjabi Mumtaz, Nanha, Kaifee
5
1981
Chacha Bhateeja Punjabi Anjuman, Ali Ejaz, Nanha
6
1981
Moula Jatt te Noori Natt Punjabi Mumtaz, Ali Ejaz, Nanha
7
1981
Sala Sahib Punjabi Mumtaz, Ali Ejaz, Nanha, Anjuman, Sultan Rahi, Nazli, Iqbal Hassan, Najma Mehboob
8
1982
Dostana Punjabi Anjuman, Ali Ejaz, Nanha, Durdana Rehman, Ilyas
9
1982
Ik nikah hor sahi Punjabi Mumtaz, Ali Ejaz, Nanha, Jameel Fakhri
10
1982
Mian Biwi Razi Urdu Kaveeta, Nadeem, Agha Sikandar, Nanha, Tahira Naqvi
11
1982
Noukar te Maalik Punjabi Mumtaz, Ali Ejaz, Nanha
12
1982
Wohti da sawal a Punjabi Mumtaz, Ali Ejaz, Nanha, Aliya
13
1983
Bao Jee Punjabi Mumtaz, Ali Ejaz, Nanha, Khalifa Nazir
14
1983
Deewana Mastana Punjabi Rani, Ali Ejaz, Nanha
15
1983
Dushman Pyara Punjabi Anjuman, Ali Ejaz, Nanha
16
1983
Heera Pathar Punjabi Mumtaz, Ali Ejaz, Nanha
17
1983
Jinn Chacha Punjabi Khanum, Ali Ejaz, Nanha
18
1983
Sona Chandi Punjabi Rani, Ali Ejaz, Nanha, Sangeeta, Rangeela
19
1983
Sumandar Par Punjabi Mumtaz, Ali Ejaz, Nanha
20
1983
Susraal chalo Punjabi Mumtaz, Ali Ejaz, Nanha
21
1984
Andher Nagri Punjabi Mumtaz, Ali Ejaz, Nanha
22
1984
Chor Chokidar Punjabi Rani, Ali Ejaz, Nanha, Nazli, Qavi, Talish
23
1984
Devar Bhabhi Punjabi Rani, Ali Ejaz, Nanha
24
1984
Ishq Pecha Punjabi Rani, Ali Ejaz, Nanha
25
1984
Ishq Samundar Punjabi Mumtaz, Ali Ejaz, Nazli, Nanha
26
1984
Judai Punjabi Rani, Ali Ejaz, Nanha, Sangeeta, Syed Noor
27
1984
Kaka Jee Punjabi Khanum, Ali Ejaz, Nanha, Nazli, Rangeela
28
1984
Namak Halal Punjabi Mumtaz, Ali Ejaz, Nanha
29
1984
Raja Rani Punjabi Rani, Ali Ejaz, Nanha
30
1984
Teri meri ik marzi Punjabi Durdana Rehman, Ali Ejaz, Nanha
31
1985
Ann Parh Punjabi Rani, Ali Ejaz, Nanha
32
1985
Bhukhe Bateray Punjabi Mumtaz, Ali Ejaz, Nanha
33
1985
Chandni Punjabi Rani, Ali Ejaz, Nanha
34
1985
Choorian Punjabi Anjuman, Ali Ejaz, Nazli, Nanha
35
1985
Nikah Punjabi Anjuman, Ali Ejaz, Nanha
36
1985
Rishta Kaghaz da Punjabi Anjuman, Ali Ejaz, Nanha
37
1985
Sahib Bahadur Punjabi Rani, Ali Ejaz, Nazli, Nanha
38
1985
Thugg Badshah Punjabi Rani, Ali Ejaz, Nazli, Nanha
39
1986
Mama sare Shehar da Punjabi Mumtaz, Ali Ejaz, Nanha
40
1986
Qulli Punjabi Rani, Ali Ejaz, Nanha, Nazli, Rangeela, Iqbal Hassan, Shehbaz Akmal
41
1986
White Gold Urdu Vajeera, Noor Naghmi, Mohammad Ali, Nanha
42
1991
Pasoori Badshah Punjabi Mumtaz, Ali Ejaz, Nanha

Realted links:
» Nanha's Urdu website

  Ali Ejaz
Comedian, Hero
First film: Insaniyat (Urdu - 1967)
Ali Ejaz was basically a TV-artist as his mate Nanha. He was introduced in film Insaniyat in 1967 and his first pair was also with Nanha in that film. He struggled many year, Puttar da pyar, Ucha naa pyar da, Athroo ik Mutiyar de, Sajjan beparwah, Yaar nibanhde yaarian and few other films were as comedian. He got main role in film Dubai chalo which was also a successful TV play before film was made. He played same role in both TV play and film and became top comedy hero. Sohra te Jawai was other successful film. Sala Sahib, Sahib Jee, Noukar te Malik, Dostana. Choorian and Dhe Rani were some very big films on his credit.
He shared his filmography with Nanha as hero.


  Munir Zarif
Comedian
First film: Sajjan Pyara (Punjabi - 1968)
Last film: ?
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  Laadla
Comedian
First film: ?
Last film: ?
Shagird Mouley Jutt da...

  Khalid Abbas Daar
Comedian
First film: Dilber Jani (Punjabi - 1969)
Last film: ?
Very famous on stage...but...
Other films: Naadra...

  Rafiq
Comedian
First film: ?
Last film: ?
Dillan de soudey, Basheera...

  Tingu
Comedian
First film: ?
Last film: ?
Dillan de soudey...

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